§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the previous investigations his Department has carried out into prospectus issues in respect of(a) listed or quoted companies or companies seeking a listing or quote on the stock exchange for their shares and (b) other companies.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
Inquiries by inspectors appointed under sections 432 and 442 of the Companies Act 1985 to investigate and report on the affairs and/or membership of companies are wide ranging. However, in some such cases, part of the investigation may relate to the circumstances surrounding and documentation relating to the issue or acquisition of shares. For example, of those reports under sections 432 and 442 published since 1 January 1987, the following make significant reference to such matters.
Company Name Date of publication Aldershot Football Club Ltd. 2 July 1987 Milbury plc 27 October 1988 Westminster Property Group Limited County NatWest Limited 20 July 1989 County Natwest Securities Ltd. House of Fraser Holdings plc 7 March 1990 Aldermanhury Trust plc 20 March 1991 Sound Diffusion plc 1 May 1991 Rotaprint plc 24 July 1991 The Milford Docks Company 16 January 1992 BOM Holdings plc 27 February 1992
Copies of these reports are available in the Library.